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*Common term for various conditions of head and neck dystonia
*Common term for various conditions of head and neck dystonia
*spasmodic torticollis is an abnormal contraction of the muscle in one side of the neck.
*spasmodic torticollis is an abnormal contraction of the muscle in one side of the neck.
==Clinical Presentation==
*Idiopathic (80-90%)
*Idiopathic (80-90%)


==Diagnosis==
==Clinical Features==
*Clinical Diagnosis
*Painful neck with inability to fully range laterally
*Neck X-ray to rule out fracture or dislocation


==Differential Diagnosis==
==Differential Diagnosis==
{{Neck pain DDX}}
*Anterior horn disease
*Anterior horn disease
*C1 and C2 fractures
*C1 and C2 fractures
*Radiculopathy
*Radiculopathy
==Diagnosis==
*Clinical Diagnosis
*Neck X-ray to rule out fracture or dislocation


==Treatment==
==Treatment==
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==Disposition==
==Disposition==
*Normally outpatient


==See Also==
==See Also==
#[[Retropharyngeal abscess]]
*[[Retropharyngeal abscess]]


==Source==
==Source==

Revision as of 16:59, 25 September 2015

Background

  • Common term for various conditions of head and neck dystonia
  • spasmodic torticollis is an abnormal contraction of the muscle in one side of the neck.
  • Idiopathic (80-90%)

Clinical Features

  • Painful neck with inability to fully range laterally

Differential Diagnosis

Neck pain

  • Anterior horn disease
  • C1 and C2 fractures
  • Radiculopathy

Diagnosis

  • Clinical Diagnosis
  • Neck X-ray to rule out fracture or dislocation

Treatment

  • Benztropine
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Botulinum toxin
  • Physical Therapy

Disposition

  • Normally outpatient

See Also

Source

  • UptoDate
  • Medscape
  • www.emedicinehealth.com